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Visitors Information Station
at Hale Pohaku on Mauna Kea
Saturday Night, January 21, 2012
Observe from the dark, clear skies at Hale Pohaku at
the 9000-foot level of Mauna Kea at the Visitors Information Station
(VIS). The 4-wheel drive van will depart from and return to the
Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope HQ.
| 5:00 Depart Canada France Hawaii Telescope HQ
6:00 Arrive Hale Pohaku for dinner (included) at the
7:00 Observing session at the Visitors
10:00 Depart VIS for CFHT HQ
11:00 Arrive CFHT HQ
The inversion layer on Mauna Kea usually drops well below the 9000 foot
level by evening, and new moon is on January 4th, just a few nights
later, so the skies should be dark and clear (although all the high
mountain tours are, of course, subject to cancellation).
Telescopes at the VIS include a 16 inch Schmidt Cass and several smaller
telescopes. Telescopes may also be provided by members of the Western
Hawaii Astronomy Club (WHAC). Also, bring your binoculars.
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